Red Brick Town | Alexandria, Virginia's Best Neighborhood Blog
12/19/14 1:14pm
Lost Dog Cafe - Coming soon to the Belle Pre Apartments complex at 808 North Henry Street in Alexandria, Virginia

As our readers are aware, the popular Virginia pizza chain, Lost Dog Cafe, will be coming soon at 808 North Henry Street in the Braddock Road Metro section of Alexandria, Virginia at the Belle Pre Apartments complex.

I am trying to get an opening date for our readers and as always, our readers will be the first to know. Here’s a first look at what the Alexandria location will look like…


12/19/14 12:07pm
Safeway in Alexandria, Virginia

With the Bradlee Safeway having re-opened recently, this Flashback Friday, we’re taking a look back at an older Safeway store in Alexandria, Virginia.

Like this week’s Throwback Thursday photo, here is a challenge to our readers: Can you tell us where the store was located? Feel free to click on the photo above for a larger view. You are really awesome if you know where these old photos are located.

12/19/14 11:54am


Here’s the latest Alexandria Virginia crime report. These are incidents reported by the Alexandria Police Department and published in the weekly Washington Post Alexandria/Arlington Extra.

REMINDER: You can track these crimes yourself using the new database. You can also view the crime map 24/7 through this link.


12/19/14 10:59am

We’re looking at the top 15 Holiday themed commercials of 2014 this year. What we’re looking for in the commercials is the message of spreading happiness during the holiday season. This one from Dick’s Sporting Goods is called ‘The Hoop’. This awesome Christmas ad shows the enduring meaning of a simple gift like a basketball hoop through the poignant story of a father and his daughter.

What do you think? Do you have a favorite commercial you have seen this year that we should feature? Let us know in the comments below.

Top 15 Holiday Commercials

12/19/14 10:19am

Via WMATA, whether you’re traveling to shopping, visiting family or friends, or heading out of town, Metro will make getting around a bit easier this holiday season with very limited track work affecting train schedules between now and Christmas. As such all 91 stations and all lines will be open and humming this weekend with NO track work scheduled.

And the people rejoiced!

12/19/14 10:02am
Open House signs in Alexandria, Virginia

There are dozens of homes for sale with open houses in Alexandria, Virginia scheduled for this weekend, December 20-21 2014. You can view them at this link. Rentals with open houses are at this link.

Looking for a home in the Alexandria, Virginia area? Click this link to see the area’s best homes for sale and for rent with our listings.

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